Modification of SPT-Uphole Method using Two Component Surface Geophones

2방향 지표면 속도계를 활용한 SPT-업홀 기법 개선 연구

  • 방은석 (한국과학기술원 건설 및 환경공학과) ;
  • 김종태 (한국과학기술원 건설 및 환경공학과) ;
  • 김동수 (한국과학기술원 건설 및 환경공학과)
  • Received : 2005.11.17
  • Accepted : 2006.01.25
  • Published : 2006.03.30


SPT-Uphole test is a seismic field test using receivers on ground surface and a SPT (Standard penetration test) source in depth. Even though this method is simple and economic, it makes hesitate to apply in real field that it is difficult to obtain reliable travel time information of shear wave because of the characteristics of SPT impact source. To overcome this shortcoming, in this paper, modified SPT-Uphole method using two component surface geophones was suggested. Numerical analysis was performed using finite element method for understanding the characteristics of surface motion induced by in-depth vertical source, and comparison study of the various methods which determine the travel time information in SPT-Uphole method was performed. In result, it is thought that the most reasonable method is using the first local maximum point of the root mean square value signals of vertical and horizontal component in time domain. Finally, modified SPT-Uphole method using two component surface geophones was performed at the site, and the applicability in field was verified by comparing wave velocity profiles determined by the SPT-Uphole method with the profiles determined by SASW method and SPT-N values.


Supported by : 한국건설교통기술평가원


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